Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: 5 Ways to Create with Seed Beads!

Studio Monday with Nina-Marie

Hello crafters! It’s Nina-Marie here with you today, sharing 5 unique ways to incorporate seed beads into your card projects! Seed beads are so often used for shakers, which I have featured in today’s tutorial. But I’ll also be sharing unique ideas for using them in other ways to further enhance and embellish your cards! Are you ready to get creative??

The first idea I’ll be sharing in the video is a traditional shaker card! By adding seed beads amongst the sequins, you pump up the noise of your shaker for some groovy sound effects! Seed beads also make great filler for a shaker! As they are oftentimes translucent, it lets you enjoy the sequins and the background behind your shaker while still giving you a nicely rounded out design.

Seed Beads 5 Ways

Inside this Impression Obsession Sea Life Frame shaker, I added Studio Katia Summer Sky seed beads and our Simon exclusive Mermaid sequins. There are a few Studio Katia Iridescent Bubbles amongst the fish, and the sentiment was cut from our Simon Good Vibes die set!

Seed Beads 5 Ways

The next seed bead technique we will play with in the video is creating a shaker OVER a stamped image! Seed beads are ideal for this technique, as they are small and don’t hide the image, no matter how big or small your shaker is! I used our Simon exclusive Beautiful Day stamp and coordinating die set in this card. Keep in mind that when you try this technique, it works best if you use a coordinating die to cut out the window for your shaker.

Seed Beads 5 Ways

Inside the butterfly cut-outs, I added Iridescent seed beads from Studio Katia. The color of these sequins really enhances the pretty colors of the butterflies!

Seed Beads 5 Ways

After we create the shakers, we’re really going to spice things up! I adore the Build a Cone stencil from Brutus Monroe. Check out how fun it is to stack layer after layer of ice cream scoops onto the cone! I used a few Oxide Ink colors to do the blending.

Seed Beads 5 Ways

But the best part of ice cream is ALWAYS the sprinkles, right? With a bit of imagination, you can use a colorful assortment of beads, such as the Iridescent Rainbow mix from Studio Katia as those delicious sprinkles!

Seed Beads 5 Ways

I’ve stepped up the sprinkle effect even further by making a “fudge sauce” with Light and Fluffy modeling paste and Vintage Photo reinker! While the paste was still wet, I gently pressed some more rainbow beads in the paste and let it all dry. Doesn’t this cone look good enough to eat?? The sentiments I used on this card are from our Everything Together and Love You Like stamp sets.

Seed Beads 5 Ways

Have you ever tried covering a die cut shape with seed beads? The effect is GORGEOUS! I especially love the look of those Iridescent seed beads on top of colored cardstock. With our Simon exclusive, Adeline Butterfly die, I cut many colorful butterflies and coated each with a layer of Glossy Accents; while the adhesive was still wet, I dropped beads into the glue, along with a touch of Lawn Fawn Prisma glitter.

Seed Beads 5 Ways

The Glossy Accents holds the glitter and beads beautifully, and nothing falls off! I layered these butterflies onto a colorful card, along with Flickering Butterflies and sentiments from our Yes You Can stamp set. Check out the dimension and shine!

Seed Beads 5 Ways

Finally, the last technique we’ll cover in the video is adding seed beads into an in-lay die cut design. This is such a unique way to fill in a shape, such as the petals of our Simon exclusive Hibiscus Frame die! I cut the flower from different shades of Tonic Studios glitter card, and in each of petal shapes, I added a layer of Silver Shimmer Pretty Pink Posh seed beads

Seed Beads 5 Ways

I used Glossy Accents again to hold the beads inside the petals. But oo-la-la! I adore the texture and shine it has once everything dried! I also used a Memory Box Double Stitch Square and our Simon Love You dies to finish off this colorful beauty!

Seed Beads 5 Ways

Be sure to watch the video to see all these techniques in action! I hope they inspire you to create some cards with seed beads too!

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SUPPLIES USED

Impression Obsession Steel Dies SEA…
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Simon Says Stamp GOOD VIBES Wafer…
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Simon Says Stamp HIBISCUS FRAME Wafer…
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CZ Design Wafer Dies LOVE YOU 2 czd31…
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Memory Box DOUBLE STITCH SQUARE…
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Simon Says Stamp ADELINE BUTTERFLY…
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Simon Says Stamp FLICKERING…
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CZ Design Clear Stamps YES YOU CAN…
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Brutus Monroe BUILD A CONE Mixed…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps EVERYTHING…
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CZ Design Clear Stamps LOVE YOU LIKE…
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Simon Says Stamp SHINING HEART Wafer…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps BEAUTIFUL DAY…
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Simon Says Stamp BEAUTIFUL DAY Wafer…
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Studio Katia CLEAR IRIDESCENT Seed…
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Studio Katia IRIDESCENT RAINBOW Seed…
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Studio Katia SUMMER SKY Seed Beads…
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Pretty Pink Posh SILVER SHIMMER Seed…
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Studio Katia IRIDESCENT BUBBLES…
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Simon Says Stamp MOONSHINE CONFETTI…
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Tonic SUGAR CRYSTAL A4 Glitter…
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Tonic WELSH GOLD A4 Glitter Cardstock…
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Tonic OPULANT ORCHID A4 Glitter…
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Tonic TROPICAL TIDE A4 Glitter…
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Tonic LUCKY SHAMROCK A4 Glitter…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WILD…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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RESERVE Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink…
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  1. Wouldn’t you know I just won some seed beads?!! Can’t wait to try some of these techniques! I like the bit that they add noise to a shaker card. I can almost hear that rattle! Way cool! Thank you!

  2. Beauties all. I especially love the ice cream and those wonderful butterflies. Don’t seed beads come in such beautiful colors now…..

  3. Love this video. I have had a ton of seed beads for years and never thought to use them. I have many ideas now.

  4. Thanks for these great techniques for using seed beads, Nina-Marie. I especially like the results of using them with glossy accents.

  5. What a super fun and inspirational post! Great job, Nina-Marie! I am in love with your ice cream and butterfly cards – they’re simply stunning!

  6. I love the hibiscus card. However, I wish you would have gone into a bit more detail about how you did the in-lay die cut design. You have probably covered that in a previous video, but I have missed it. I have this die, and I would love to create this card. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Sally

  7. You had me at seed beads LOL. I have a ton of them from my beading days and I never thought of combining them with paper crafting. These cards are all beautiful but I especially love the Hibiscus. Luckily I have already ordered the Hibiscus Frame so when it arrives I’m set to go. Off to watch the video now, thank you Nina-Marie for the beautiful cards and the inspiration :)

  8. These beads are just fabulous on all of the cards. My favorite card is the delicious looking ice cream cone.

  9. I love all your beautiful ideas for seed beads! Your shaker sea card is just gorgeous and both lots of sparkly butterflies are fantastic! Love all the cards!

  10. These cards are amazing Nina Marie! Each one is prettier than the one before, and that’s saying something. Thanks for sharing with us.

  11. You have inspired me to look in my stash for some seed beads–I know I have them, but where did I hide them? These cards are great!

  12. Love all the cards!! I think I need some of the Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste!! There is so much you can do with that, I’ve not seen the light and fluffy paste before, that’s going on my wish list for my next order!! Love the cards and all of the ideas for seed beads!! Love the beautiful butterflies, so pretty!! Thanks for sharing

  13. Thanks for the awesome video, Nina-Marie! Great ideas to use seed beads – I know I have some and rarely think to use them. I love all the cards you made but the sparkly rainbow butterflies are my favourite!

  14. 5, count ’em, 5 masterpieces! I am totally crushing on the underwater vibes and that amazingly shimmery hibiscus!

  15. Love all the ways that you used the seed beads. Your cards are great. Thank you for all the great techniques.

  16. Wow Nina Marie, great ideas with the seed beads. I love especially the one where you used Glossy Accents on your die cuts, I would never have thought about that. Thank you very much for all these gorgeous cards and tips.

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